Volvo Penta D13-MH



The D13-MH is a variable speed generator set. It is powered by an in-line 6-cylinder, direct injected, 12.8 liter diesel engine that uses a single twin entry turbo and aftercooler. The new variable functionality results in decreased overhaul, decreased fuel consumption and lower noise levels compared to constant speed generator sets.

- Excellent monitoring with Volvo Penta Marine Commercial Control System
- Twin-entry turbo with pulse charging
- EMS electronic control system for optimized fuel efficiency
- PTO capability
- Approved by major classification societies

Key features and benefits for D13 MG RC

Modular design

This direct current (DC) grid system is easy to upgrade with alternative power sources and has fewer components, weighing less – especially when compared to batteries as the sole energy carrier – making the vessel more efficient. The modular installation also creates the option of using the minimum number of engines to deliver the power needed so that the marine generator sets are able to run in the efficiency sweet spot.

The complete solution

The Volvo Penta Genset system is the complete solution for a ship’s onboard power requirements. It comes complete with engine, generator and monitoring system, all tested and ready for installation onboard. Engine and generators are type approved by major classification societies. The genset can be delivered with complete classification certificates.

High fuel efficiency and low on emissions

By controlling the unit injectors and fuel distribution, the EMS electronic management system optimizes the fuel-air mixture leading to improved combustion. The result is high thermal efficiency, high fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust emissions.

Reliable and powerful

The engine’s robust design with a ladder frame bolted to the engine block makes it highly reliable. Its rigid in-line cylinder block with generously dimensioned crankshaft bearings, water-cooled exhaust manifold, and turbo provide a powerful engine.

Superior load carrying capabilities

Together, the twin-entry turbo with pulse charging, and the highly efficient speed control system give this engine superior load-taking capability.

Marine Commercial Control System

Volvo Penta Marine Commercial Control System is an engine control and monitoring system that is easily integrated into the ship’s control system. All actions are displayed with text messages and logged in a non-erasable memory.

Easy Installation

Designed to withstand high exhaust back pressure, this genset is easy to install and perfect for installations that require additional, third-part emission control equipment. Its good accessibility also facilitates service and maintenance.


Here are the key specifications for this product model. Want more details? Download the brochure or contact us.

Detailed Segment Marine Commercial Marine Commercial Marine Commercial
Crankshaft Power kW 294 kW 368 kW 441 kW
Crankshaft Power HP hp hp hp
Displacement litres 12.8 litres 12.8 litres 12.8 litres
Displacement cui 779 in³ 780 in³ 781 in³
Number of Cylinders 6 6 6
Rating Rating 1 Rating 1 Rating 2
Emission Compliance IMO NOx Tier II, IMO NOx Tier III, EPA Tier 3, China II, EU Stage V IMO NOx Tier II, IMO NOx Tier III, EPA Tier 3, China II IMO NOx Tier II, IMO NOx Tier III, EPA Tier 3, China II
Control System
High-pressure fuel injection
Cooling System
Product Series 13 liter series 13 liter series 13 liter series

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